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12:55 AM ET, February 22, 2008

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Makes Strategic Changes in Technology and Business Practices to Expand Interoperability  —  New interoperability principles and actions will increase openness of key products.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced a set of broad-reaching changes to its technology and business practices …
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Port 25:
See Change  —  I have always been a fan of Tim O'Reilly's phrase the “architecture of participation” to describe “systems designed for user contribution.”  I liked it so much that at last year's OSCON I made this concept the focal point of a discussion about how Microsoft's products, programs …
Associated Press:
Google founder spooked by Microsoft's Yahoo bid  —  Speaking after a Google press event, Sergey Brin calls the possibility of a Yahoo takeover ‘unnerving.’  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin called Microsoft Corp.'s takeover bid for Yahoo Inc. an “unnerving” …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Red Hat Sends C&D to DataPortability.org...Over Its Logo  —  Open source giant Red Hat sent a Cease and Desist letter to the DataPortability.org group today, the group says, demanding the removal of the DP logo from the group's website.  —  Red Hat alleges that the infinity sign …
Discussion: CenterNetworks and TechCrunch
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Red Hat:
Red Hat Statement on Microsoft Announcement  —  Eight years ago the U.S. regulatory authorities, and four years ago the European regulators made clear to Microsoft that its refusal to disclose interface information for its monopoly software products violates the law.
Discussion: eWeek and The Open Road
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Windows Live SkyDrive Team Blog:
Welcome to the bigger, better, faster SkyDrive!  —  We know it's been mighty quiet on the SkyDrive blog, but we've been hard at work on a new version that we're proud to announce today!  —  You've made two things clear since our first release: You want more space; and you want SkyDrive where you are.
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Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Windows Live SkyDrive to offer 5gb free storage?
Mike / CrunchNotes:
TechCrunch, Peaking, Etc.  —  A lot of people write a lot of stuff that's pretty negative about TechCrunch.  Since I don't actually do an ego monitor, we miss most of it.  But every once in a while something bubbles up and I see it.  Usually I don't respond because it just encourages more of the same.
Saul Hansell / Bits:
The Chumby Is Open, but Not for Business  —  I find Chumby fascinating for a lot of reasons.  Meant to replace a clock radio, it is a $179 device with a Wi-Fi connection, a 3.5 inch touch screen and a squishy leather case.  It displays various widgets with information pulled off the Internet …
Discussion: biskero.org and Gizmodo
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
Apple patent seeks to marry TiVo, podcasts, and iTunes Store  —  A new patent filed by Apple is raising speculation over what may be in store for the future of podcasting.  Podcasting began maturing quickly on its own a few years ago, but Apple's embracing of the grassroots movement by giving …
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Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple looks towards personalized on-demand podcasts
Discussion: TechCrunch, last100 and Podcasting News
Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
Gartner: Server Shipments, Revenue Increased in '07  —  The server market grew in 2007 despite concerns about an economic slowdown, Gartner says.  —  Despite concerns about the health of the U.S. economy, worldwide server shipments and revenue increased in 2007, with Hewlett-Packard …
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Ashlee Vance / The Register:   Server vendors fight off doom and gloom in Q4
AppleInsider:
Mega Apple filing details next-gen ‘multi-touch input surface’  —  The latest patent filing from Apple Inc. hints at a next-generation multi-touch ‘surface’ that would combine typing, pointing, scrolling, and handwriting capabilities into a single ergonomic design aimed at replacing traditional input devices …
Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog:
Maritz joins EMC, to battle Microsoft in the cloud  —  Microsoft's cloud computing efforts have a formidable and familiar new competitor.  —  Paul Maritz, the former Microsoft platform boss, is becoming president of EMC's cloud computing initiative, which competes directly with Microsoft.
Knowledge@Wharton:
Steve Wozniak on Apple, Steve Jobs and the Value of a Good Prank  —  Steve Wozniak, or “Woz” as he is commonly called, is best known for co-founding Apple along with high school friend Steve Jobs.  But Wozniak didn't set out to establish one of the world's most influential computer companies.
Darren Waters / BBC:
Virtuality and reality ‘to merge’  —  Technology editor, BBC News website, in San Francisco  —  Computers the size of blood cells will create fully immersive virtual realities by 2033, leading inventor Ray Kurzweil has predicted.  —  Exponential growth in processing power and the shrinking …
Discussion: Joe Duck
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Google lunar challenge gets under way  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—A privately funded race to land a rover on the moon could cost each team well more than the $20 million grand prize they're vying for, but all of the contestants view Google's Lunar X Prize as a new engine for business in space.
Discussion: Techland, The Register and Wired
 
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Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
‘Optimus Maximus’ keyboard finally shipping
Tony Hung / Deep Jive Interests:
Google News 2.0 ... Leveling The Field For New Media “Orphans”?
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
TUAW Responds: iPhone LoJack
Sean Fallon / Gizmodo:
Question of the Day: Lenovo X300 or the MacBook Air?
Discussion: Gearlog
InfoWorld:
Experts hammer Web 2.0 security
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Seamlessly Run Linux Apps on Your Windows Desktop
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BBC:
Facebook ‘sees decline in users’
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A Truly Great Idea: 99 Cent Rotating Movie Rentals on iTunes
Tom Lee / Techdirt:
Why Wikipedia's Competitors Are Failing, And Why Knol Might Not
Edward Mendelson / PC Magazine:
Apple OS X 10.5.2 (Leopard)
Discussion: The Mac Observer
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Will Social Bookmarking Pay Dividends with Search Result Augmentation?
Long Tran / Yanko Design:
Trendy People Need This Phone
Discussion: Gizmodo, Ubergizmo and Unwired View
Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check:
Sprint will make WiMAX an open platform with an SDK and open APIs
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Microsoft: Vista SP1 will break these programs
 

 
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